Last week, we harvested Brianna from Newport Lane and Tassel Ridge. The hot weather helped to bring sugar up and acids down. Most important, the flavors were outstanding. The grapes from Newport Lane were hand harvested and those from Tassel Ridge were machine harvested.
Lower temperatures (relatively speaking) have slowed the maturation of the grapes. Acids are still higher than we’d like and sugars have not yet fully developed. But, some fruit is coming on fast so we may be harvesting more as early as this week.
Some of the growers who grow grapes for us harvested their grapes last weekend and our vineyard crew went to pick them up.